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Top engineer resigns after being 'abused' by J&K minister

A senior officer of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department resigned from service on Thursday alleging that a Jammu and Kashmir minister abused him during a meeting at Civil Secretariat here

Srinagar: A top engineer in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday resigned from his job alleging misbehaviour by a senior minister here.

Muzaffar Ahmad Lankar, chief engineer, public health engineering (PHE), as per sources close to him, submitted his resignation to the government after senior regional National Conference (NC)leader and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution minister Chowdhary Muhammad Ramzan lost his temper during a meeting and hurled abuses at him.

The same sources said the chief engineer left the meeting and put in his papers in protest.

They said the incident happened in the presence of state PHE minister Sham Lal Sharma and commissioner/ secretary, PHE.

The chief engineer did not respond to repeated calls but an assistant who picked up his mobile phone confirmed the incident and the engineer's resignation. 

Both the ministers also did not respond to repeated calls for their version on the incident. 

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